Review: Eureka AirSpeed EXACT Pet! #EurekaPower

eurekaOK, let’s be honest here: pets mean pet hair. During this time of year, our dogs are blowing their coats and there is pet hair EVERYWHERE. We brush and brush…but clouds of hair still find their way across the floors and on the upholstery.

When Eureka asked if we’d like to review the new Eureka AirSpeed EXACT Pet, we jumped at the chance for two reasons:

  1. It uses patented AirSpeed Technology to really pick up that pet hair through both regular vacuuming and through its PET Power Paw attachment for furniture.
  2. It’s budget-friendly, priced at just $79.88 right now at Walmart. We’re always looking for great pet products for pet lovers on a budget!

The vacuum even features a suction control valve that lets you switch the power of the vacuum to the floor or to the tools. (Check our CatTipper video for more on the Tools setting and see how the vacuum does in removing pet hair from upholstery.) The EXACT Pet also features a washable filter, great for removing pet dander and dust!


The vacuum also takes on the challenge of pet fur and dander thanks to its efficient airpath. According to Eureka, “Unlike most other vacuums, Eureka AirSpeed EXACT Pet’s AirSpeed Technology uses an efficient floor-to-cup airpath with limited twists and turns that decreases the distance dust needs to travel and increases airflow, providing maximum suction power.” You can also see how Eureka AirSpeed EXACT Pet compared to competitors in independent testing in its ability clean carpets.

The vacuum was easy to push, even on our very thick rug (it has a Smooth-Glide pivoting base that’s designed to make the job easy.) I’m also happy to report that the vacuum is not too loud; our cats remained in the room while I vacuumed. A big paws up for the Eureka AirSpeed EXACT Pet!


We received Eureka vacuums for review and for giveaways.


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About Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    I find that doing stairs is my biggest challenge.

  • Shelly PoochParkWear

    Keeping my tiny studio clean all the time as I live next to a bus stop and its a nightmare

  • Rachael Henzman

    I think keeping pet beds clean are the hardest part, that and furniture. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • wendy c g

    the couch and chairs from when the dogs get on them

  • SGilbert

    Carpet and stairs are the hardest.

  • Carey Runzel-Oberly

    For me having four dogs, all of it! I just revacuum to feel like i got it all.

  • Karen DeGraaf


  • connie moore


  • Marilyn Nawara

    Doing the stairs is the biggest challenge. It’s hard to get them really clean using an attachment.

  • Diane G.

    My biggest problem is our stairs. We just moved in to a new house and I have never had stairs before. Vacuuming them is complex!

  • Deanna

    It’s hard to get my dog’s fur out of my car!

  • Deena

    The stairs are always a challenge. I am always scared I am going to fall down them when I vacuum.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    With five dogs, three cats, and daughters with really long hair, getting it all up from our carpeted stairs is my biggest challenge.

  • Evelyn Chuter

    I just had carpet put in last December. I should have had my head examined first. It’s a night to keep clean and my vacuum is terrible.

  • sandy weinstein

    i hate house cleaning, live in the country off dirt road, and the girls bring in dirt from their feathers,,, so it is keeping the leaves, dust bunnies as well as the stuffing that the youngest pulls out of the toys..

  • Cynthia Amber Downer

    Keeping the carpets free of dog hair.

  • Joy

    All of those!!

  • Phoenixtl

    Kitchen floor. The fur really gets into the corners & under the fridge.

  • Kizz

    My biggest challenge is the couch. My pets love to snuggle and so do I but the crevices of the couch are something you could spin yarn from!

  • Andrina Goetz

    Our biggest challenge is keeping the pet hair and dander off the rugs. It sometimes feels like an impossible job.

  • Amanda Heck & Cat Rocco

    My biggest vacuuming challenge is vacuuming hair off of microfiber chairs; very difficult.

  • katsrus

    Biggest challenge are my rugs and cat climber. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    Sue B

  • Sharon Crawford

    My biggest challenge is getting all the fine hairs of the furniture

  • Corners and under the furniture are my biggest challenge.

  • Nikki Blanchard

    Hard wood floors. It seems to blow more stuff around.

  • wins4me

    Keeping cat hair off the carpet and kitchen floors

  • MaryW


  • Amy Saiauskie

    The stairs are my biggest challenge!

  • Pamela Love

    Keeping the recliner that my cat sleeps in free of fur is my biggest challenge.

  • Ginny Tata-Phillips

    Stairs, for sure!

  • debbiewelchert

    My biggest challenge Upholstery.

  • My biggest challenge is keeping the chairs in the living room and under the couch clean and fur free!

  • Carol

    With 2 dogs and a long hair cat fur seems to be everywhere… but especially on the furniture (where my dogs like to sneak onto) and the back of the couch (where my cat can sleep in peace). Of course the accidental mishaps they have on the carpet once in awhile are a totally different kind of challenge!

  • MnLady

    My carpets for sure!

  • Julie Bickham

    My stairs, between dust and my dogs hair! ugh!

  • Jim Hayes

    My dog sheds so bad, probably anywhere on the carpert really in the living room is challenging.

  • Theresa Spaid

    Even though I do a lot of vacuuming on my carpet the stairs are the worse so I don’t do them as much

  • Candice

    Stairs are a big challenge for me. Dog hair is always hard to get for me.

  • Toni Marie Caravello Feimer

    I have laminate floors downstairs and they are a challenge as well as the stairs themselves. Also the couches are tough. Always tough getting behind furniture too. I have a cat and she sheds so that’s a challenge also.

  • gkran

    Carpeted stairs. (Gianna)

  • Mary Kathan

    Couch and the back of the truck (had a piece of carpet in there)

  • debra dubois

    My biggest challenge is the stairs it has carpet so my two puppies hair is really hard to get up.

  • debra dubois

    My biggest challenge is the stairs it has carpet so my two puppies hair is really hard to get up

  • dawn rasor

    UPHOLSTRY! With 2 collies, all they have to do is brush up against the furniture and it gets hairy!

  • susan1215

    The stairs are always a challenge for me.

  • Darlene Owen

    The carpeting as i have 2 black labs that shed 24/7

  • Susan Pertierra

    Sofa and chair = cat hair

  • Mary W

    With 4 dogs in the house, we battle fur everywhere! Sofas seem the hardest to clean.

  • Jodi Hoppe Wresh

    carpet in the edges and corners i have found that alot of fur can build up there

  • Rachel T

    The furniture!!!

  • Danielle Murgia

    My biggest challenge is trying to keep the spiral staircase clean.

  • Rust

    My biggest challenge is the stairs …and the furniture.

  • scottsgal

    my biggest challenge is the carpet throughout the house with 3 dogs

  • Holly E

    My biggest challenge is cleaning the couch and chairs. All the pet hair gets trapped in the cracks and is so hard to clean.

  • Abby C

    I have a rug that I struggle to keep clean!

  • Amy Orvin

    I’d say Upholstery. It’s hard to always get all of the cat hair up

  • mullin77

    The sofa and the carpet are my biggest challenge
    Cathy Truman

  • Helga

    The sofa is my biggest challenge.

  • Jessica Menster


  • Wen Budro

    My biggest challenge is the couch and the carpet.

  • Darlene Carbajal

    My biggest challenge is vacuuming the rug!

  • Christine Aiello

    My biggest challenge would be vacuuming the rugs. Nothing seems to want to come up from the rug!

  • angelgenius27

    Upholstery “fur” sure 😉 My cat has been shedding like crazy my vacuum just doesn’t suck it all up like I want it to it leaves behind a lot-Betty B.

  • Priscilla P.


  • Joanne Gregory

    Keeping my wooden floors clear of pet hair and cat litter is my biggest challenge!

  • Jdace

    My biggest challege is the muddy feet that 2 people and two dogs bring in on our carpet during the sprintime. It is neverending. And on top of that is all the shedding!! But I would not have it any other way. Just clean up as best I can and call it good.

  • MzKitty20

    My biggest challenge is getting pet hair off of the couch and chairs.

  • Claudia

    keeping the rugs,couch and the car fur free … its a battle :0

  • pmilner

    Actually, it is amazing, but our little guy does not shed at all. We have no idea why, but we certainly are thankful. This product would be great however, because our little dog is litter box trained. As a result, there is always litter to be vacuumed up. I decided to litter box train him because I could not stand the thought of leaving him at home for any length of time and him having to ‘hold it’ until we get home. Also, I think he should be able to go to the bathroom whenever he wants, not just because we put him outside. As a result of the litter box training, we can go out and never worry about Bullitt having to go to the bathroom. The only thing is that he does not cover up his droppings like a cat does. Thank you for offering this super giveaway opportunity. Please continue with the terrific blogging.

  • Katie Mitchell

    removing pet hair from the furniture and the carpet are both a major challenge with my current vacuum

    • Theresa Dawn Harris

      Yeah ours id even glas tables and the tv stand

  • Chrystal D

    Rugs & carpeting for me.

  • Lisa F.

    My biggest vacuuming challenge is the stairs, but also the dog and cat hair that accumulates at the baseboards.

  • Kelly Ann T

    Carpeting is my biggest vacuuming challenge

  • Heather Bridson

    furniture is our biggest challenge..the dogs shed constantly and cover the area with hair!

  • dh_jax

    Rugs are the biggest challenge for me… current vacuum just doesn’t do well on them. Since I have eight dogs, including three rescues, a good vacuum is essential. I’d absolutely love to win this! Thanks for thr chance

    • Theresa Dawn Harris

      Wow 8 dogs my one 4 year old lab is driving me to drink with his stealing my lipton tea bottles to crunch em and thr tea spills on the carpet and I just yelled my whole house is gonna smell like lipton green yea soon. Ughh. Oh and the mail at 3am wtg thought he would be grown out of this stage by now. He goes thry a huge milkbone in one night. But we love our Chevy

      • dh_jax

        Lol, I understand…. I couldn’t even imagine having one lab, everyone I have known has been a big bundle of happy energy! All of my dogs except two of the rescues are shelties. Love the breed and can’t imagine my life without my dogs!

  • Dawn Monroe

    My problem is the carpet. It long carpet and the hair clings to it. Im dreading spring.

  • Diane Therkildsen


  • steve weber

    Carpeting is the hardest.

  • TrishFr

    My biggest vacuuming challenge are the animals that live in my house, that includes my husband and son who no matter how many times I tell them to wipe their feet, they always forget. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Pamela C

    Walls and cracks in floor, lights

  • Theresa Dawn Harris

    My terazzo floors till we csn afford carpet. At the rste were going ill br old and cant see by then

  • katsrus

    There is no space to leave the extra code for 3/11. Some on the cat tripper post. Thanks
    Sue B

    • Lisa F.

      I noticed that, too. Paris & John, will this be fixed?

      • That’s so strange; I’m looking into this. I can see the space for the 3/11 code on this post but several other people have emailed me and they can’t see it. Some can, some can’t. I think it’s a browser cache issue. Anyone can email me the code ( and I’ll add it to the widget on the back end. Sorry!! Paris

  • Bayb Heart

    Staircase is my biggest vacuuming headache for sure.

  • kazul

    My biggest challenge is getting the pet hair off the furniture

  • sandy weinstein

    no place for secret code lxxxx09

  • Guest

    My biggest vacuuming challenge would definitely have to be rugs. No doubt about it. Uphilstery would be the second.

  • Jennifer P

    My biggest vacuuming challenge would definitely have to be rugs. No doubt about it. Upholstery would be the second. one

  • Mic Joli

    My biggest challenge are the kind in the bathroom that are really thick and attract a LOT of dog and cat love to roll around on those!

  • Elizabeth

    The rugs, it never ends it feels like

  • Colleen Boudreau

    Definitely rugs!

  • Ruckus the Eskie

    The stairway!

  • margaretsmith

    My biggest challenge is the rugs. Seems like they always need to be vacummed.

  • cynthiac

    The carpets are my biggest challenge.

  • Abfantom Fantom

    My biggest challenge is animal hair on our rugs.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  • prettishi

    Our biggest challenge is pet hair on the furniture.

  • Shelley P

    My biggest vacuuming challenge is doing the stairs. We have so many stairs!!

  • rosannepm

    Stairs as they never seem to get clean and then furniture due to tipping it over and getting all the crevices

  • Carissa Joslyn

    My stairs! I have a Eureka light weight Vacuum, but I just moved to a place that is 3 times the size of my old one, and now my little vacuum doesn’t do the job at all, let a lone pick up cat hair!

  • With 2 foster dogs and 2 of my own plus 2 cats Upholstery is my biggest challenge for sure!

  • sarah oswald

    I would have to say stair furniture because I have a manual push vacuum and it isn’t able to be used on them.

  • Lisa Brown

    My rugs are the issue; a number of floor rugs and they are a pain to vacuum.

  • Natalie

    My stairs are the hardest thing to vacuum because they are so thin!

  • The dog beds are tough to vacuum as well as the furniture.

  • Angie Fiack


  • Jose Benavides

    Pet hair and deep imbedded oily dirty that wont come out is the worst problem in my book ..

  • Galena Penrod

    my cat leaves long hair every place an its hard to catch

  • Jerome Royce

    Rugs seem to give me the worst problems.

  • Cindy Conner Bowling

    Upholstery is the worst

  • Carpets and Upholstery!!

  • kathyb53


  • CarolynH6

    Carpet stains are the biggest challenge.

  • Rita Spratlen

    Stairs for sure and they are all carpeted!!

  • Eugenia Hall

    Argh, stairs for sure – we have the litter boxes down in the basement and the basement steps are carpeted.

  • Robin A

    Living room Carpet and couch for sure is the toughest

  • Alicia Murphy

    hair hair hair Stitch looses so much just need a easy way to vacuum everyday couch and chairs bed spread too

  • Trish B.

    I have nine rescue dogs, three rescue kitties, and a cockatoo. My biggest vacuuming challenge are the carpets in the dog room, hall and bedrooms and the tile in the kitchen, living room, foyer and laundry room. Our couch and the dog beds are a challenge, also. Thank you!

  • Brenna Mack

    Upholstery, for sure. I have 4 Furry Angels who lounge around on the furniture a lot. It’s all good. I love them all, and I will gladly clean up after them! It’s a small price to pay for their unconditional love and companionship <3

  • AndreaH (Andrea Hamilton)

    Upholstery would be our biggest challenge. We allow our little guy on the furniture and he sheds like crazy so they are constantly full of his hair.

  • Kelly Ann T

    My biggest vacuum challenge is getting all the dog hair off of surfaces.

  • Cynthia Amber Downer

    My biggest challenge is hair that gets embedded and the vac doesn’t pick up.

  • Birdiebee

    Pet hair on upholstery is my biggest cleaning challenger.

  • Danalee Davis

    My biggest challenge is upholstery.

  • denise donaldson

    my biggest problem is my rugs

  • Michelle

    my biggest problem is shelves

  • Sky Evans

    The stairs are hard

  • MARIA simon


  • tonja1nation

    I’ve heard these vacuum cleaners are fantastic! Would love to win one!

  • Tanya White

    My biggest challenge is the cracks and crevices that collect hair.

  • TheresaJenkins

    My biggest challenge is my white tile , black grout kitchen floor

  • Lesley F

    My biggest challenge is the stairs

  • CandieL

    My biggest challenge is my couch and other furniture. Thank you

  • Loraine Ellis

    The upholstery

  • lavonne5845

    Vacuuming in itself is a real chore with my arthritic body.

  • Richard Hicks
  • Richard Hicks

    I always have trouble doing the steps!

  • kathy pease

    My challenge is the amount of hair with 5 cats and 2 dogs

  • Kelley Denz

    My biggest challenge is keeping my rugs clean with 7 dogs.

  • honeypie411

    My biggest challenge is pet hair
    Julie Hawkins

  • Charlene

    Pet hair on the sofa is the biggest problem 🙂

  • Angela Cash

    Upholstery is my biggest vacuuming challenge. My critters have beds all over the house but they love to relax on the human furniture.

  • Cassandra Davis

    My biggest vacuuming challenge is with our living room chair my kitties sleep on.

  • lilyk


  • I have trouble with hair collecting on the brush and it sometimes stops up the vacuum

  • Buddy Garrett

    Carpet is my biggest challenge.